Christmas Cactus Plants
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christmas cactus

Zone boston ma | rjr72 added on January 21, 2012 | Answered

We are losing whole branches, yet the plant looks like it is getting ready to bloom again. The plant may be up to 40 years old.

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    Heather
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    Answered on January 23, 2012

    I would check the plant for crown rot. This would cause the plant to rot at the base and cause whole branches to fall off. In this plant, it would be normally caused by overly wet conditions the soil.

    This article has more information:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/crown-rot-disease.htm

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